THE BAD-FI

Dear, God. We finally, really did it!

 "You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! Damn you all to hell!"

I have no words. How does this happen? Dipoles, AND patches, AND multiple directions, AND stupid. 

I think I'm gonna cry now.  

Oh, the humanity! 😱 

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@HeyEddie quality airport AP mounting pic.twitter.com/66rR5diudU

— Shaun Neal (@sv_neal)

August 7, 2015

Yes, Wi-Fi is EXACTLY like Magic Pixie Dust! You sprinkle a ‘lil over there, and a ‘lil over here, and Voila! Inter-webs at your service!

It’s a nice fairy-tale, but in reality Wi-Fi is “stuff”. Invisible, high-frequency stuff, mind you, but “stuff” none-the-less. That’s means it’s affected by other stuff like, oh, I don’t know GIANT, METAL, KIOSKS, maybe?

Metal AFFECTS radio frequencies. Water AFFECTS radio frequencies. Heck, PEOPLE affect wireless frequencies! 

Take care where you place your APs, and understand how the antennas propagate the RF signal. Even a base understanding of this would have kept this wonderful, little example of “Wireless Design” from happening.

Yeah, we could complain about TP-Link this, and Ubiquiti that, but properly designed and INSTALLED Wi-Fi solutions work pretty well in most situations.

AND GET YOURSELF ONE OF THESE. You’ll thank me. →

Well, AFTER you read it you’ll thank me.
No need to thank me now.
But, you will.
Go ahead - I’ll wait.

IT AIN’T ALL BAD, FOLKS!    Really like how Cisco places the AP in the middle of the antenna patterns. Makes it much easier to visualize them. 👍 
 Wish ALL vendors did this. 
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  I like how these antenna patterns show the AP in the middle.  pic.twitter.com/WtQWlRkGvL  — Scott McDermott (@scottm32768)  September 30, 2014        Scott’s blog:   https://www.mostlynetworks.com  
 Now that we all understand antennas patterns can we please just install the APs correctly positioned? 
 Thank you.

IT AIN’T ALL BAD, FOLKS!

Really like how Cisco places the AP in the middle of the antenna patterns. Makes it much easier to visualize them. 👍

Wish ALL vendors did this.


via:


Scott’s blog: https://www.mostlynetworks.com

Now that we all understand antennas patterns can we please just install the APs correctly positioned?

Thank you.